Watch the Fastest Fish in the Ocean Fly By On Top of a Car

One-minute dive

The sailfish—a type of marlin— is the fastest fish in the ocean. These fish move at an average speed of 40mph—that’s a whopping seven times faster than Olympic athletes swim.

Pew marine fellow Steve Palumbi wants to see what a marlin looks like going 40 mph. Watch as he illustrates—on land—the speed of the fastest fish in the ocean. Plus, find out how these amazing animals are able to thrive in the deep and find food despite swimming at a such blinding speed.

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